What exactly impacts indoor air quality?05/25/2018You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even recognize how important it is, but B & G HVAC wants to be sure you understand what could potentially be influencing the quality of air in your home. When you are spending quite a bit of time in your home you can permit dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air in the house. You might not believe this, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors versus outdoors. Here are a few steps you can do to help control the indoor air quality in your home. Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to improve the air quality is to truly eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean a minimum of one day a week. You should also wash your bed linens regularly. Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, particularly for anyone in your family who may be sensitive to odors. Ensure your home is properly ventilated – Newer buildings are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s wise to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to leave the home. Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also advises keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent. If you are looking for additional ways to increase your indoor air quality, B & G HVAC in Marshalltown offers a wide assortment of indoor air quality solutions, including: Humidifiers Dehumidifiers Germicidal Lights Ventilation Filtration Air Purification If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts are qualified to come out and evaluate your home. Give us a call at 641-752-3429 or arrange an appointment online.